• Unmasking the Angel of Death

    Dr. David Marwell, historian and former CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will present a talk based on his new book, Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death.” Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

    Dr. Marwell describes the international search for the Nazi doctor in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died―but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is the riveting story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Sunday, January 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, HMTC will host a screening of “Jan Karski and the Lords of Humanity,” with commentary by the film’s award-winner director, Slavomir Grunberg.

    Jan Karski, risked his life to try to prevent the Holocaust. Using a groundbreaking technique that combines unique archival footage with animated sequences, Emmy-winning filmmaker Slawomir Grünberg, re-creates the death-defying mission of Jan Karski, the Polish underground courier who travelled across occupied Europe, infiltrating the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi transit camp to deliver eyewitness accounts of the unfolding Holocaust to the Allied powers. Karski carried his reports to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the conscience of the world leaders or – as he would call them – the Lords of Humanity.

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • Why Do People Follow Orders?: A discussion of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

    Why Do People Follow Orders?

    A discussion of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A Discussion of American social physcologist Stanley Milgram’s 1961 experiments, including a screening of Milgram’s own documentary film, with Dr. Thorin Tritter, Museum and Programming Director, HMTC.

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • The New Antisemitism and the BDS Movement

    The New Antisemitism and the BDS Movement

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    11:00 AM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    Dr. Linda Burghardt will present a special lecture on the BDS movement.  The international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has once again raised old questions about the legitimacy of Zionism and even the right of the State of Israel to exist.  Is this a call for social justice, as its Palestinian leaders claim, or a new form of the virulent anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust?

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • Witnessing Hate from Afar

    Witnessing Hate from Afar: How Americans Learned of  “Kristallnacht” and the Lessons for Americans Today

     

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    To mark the 81st anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” Thorin Tritter will give a talk about what information Americans learned about the pogroms of November 9 and 10, 1938 in Germany, and how quickly news of those events crossed the Atlantic. Drawing on newspaper of the time and autobiographical accounts, Dr. Tritter will explore the event as Americans saw it. He will also compare the news stories from 1938 with news stories that have covered contemporary hate speech and atrocities, asking the audience to think about what are the lessons that we should draw from the past when facing genocides and atrocities in distant places today.

    $10 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be served.   Please RSVP to info@hmtcli.org or (516)571-8040.

  • POSTPONED: 3rd Annual Walk the Talk

    Unfortunately, due to the forecast for heavy rain this Sunday, HMTC’s 3rd Annual Walk the Talk will be postponed.  The Walk will be scheduled for a later date and will be announced ASA{.  If you preregistered, you can still pick up your t-shirt at HMTC starting Monday, October 28, 2019.
    Thank you for your support for HMTC.
  • “But When We Started Singing…”

    But When We Started Singing…

    Conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Primo Levi

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 2:00 pm

    This one-man performance is inspired by the life and poetry of Holocaust survivor and world-renowned author/poet and Italian/Jew, Primo Levi, 1919-1987 who is known for his works such as, If This Is A Man, The Periodic Table, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved.

    $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

    Learn more about Bob Spiotto and his upcoming performance using the links below:

    Press Release: But When We Started Singing…

    Learn About Our Actor!

    Learn about Holocaust Survivor Primo Levi in BBC’s article:

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190305-primo-levi-a-clear-eyed-view-of-evil-pain-and-humanity

     

     HMTC,
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY11542
  • The Rescue: Film + Live Concerto

    We invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary film, The Rescue, which tells the story of José Arturo Castellanos, one of the few Latin American Righteous Among the Nations and the only righteous from Central America.  Following the screening, the filmmakers Alvaro and Boris Castellanos will host a Q&A.  The audience will be treated to a musical performance by a six-piece Latin chamber orchestra featuring Grammy-award winning Latin Jazz master Luisito Quintero.

    At St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall, Glen Cove

    Sunday, April 28, 1pm

    To register, visit sjjcc.org/rescuefilm

    Learn more about this documentary online:

    http://www.castellanosmovie.com/

    Community Partners

    Congregation Tifereth Israel • Glen Cove Child Day Care Center • Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County • Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island • La Fuerza • North Country Reform Temple

    For more information, contact Susan Berman, Director of Community Engagement, (516)484-1545 Ext. 202, sberman@sjjcc.org

  • Press Release: But When We Started Singing…

     The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Presents But When We Started Singing… A One-Man Performance Inspired By Primo Levi Conceived and Performed by Bob SpiottoSunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

    Bob Spiotto as Primo Levi

    Glen Cove, NY… The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Primo Levi, But When We Started Singing…  The performance will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542.  This one-man performance, conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto, is inspired by the life and poetry of Holocaust survivor and world renowned author and poet and Italian-Jew, Primo Levi (1919-1987).

    Robert “Bob” Spiotto is a creative/artistic/management professional who has worked in arts and entertainment for more than 30 years. He holds a B.F.A. in Theater Performance from Hofstra University and a M.F.A. in Directing from The Catholic University of America.  Mr. Spiotto is currently the Director of Programs/Special Events at New York’s famous Friar’s Club.  Previously, he served as the first Executive/Artistic Director of the historic Suffolk Theater (theater/restaurant/bar), prior to which he worked at Hofstra University (1990-2012) as Executive Producer/Artistic Director for Hofstra Entertainment; Artistic Director of Community Arts Programs for the Hofstra Cultural Center (music, theater, cultural, original programming), and Director/Producer of Special Events (festivals, conferences, public programs).  He served on the faculty of Hofstra’s School of Continuing Education, taught classes for Hofstra’s Summer Camps, and was an adjunct professor in their School of Communication as well as Hofstra’s New College. Mr. Spiotto has received awards from Hofstra University for his distinguished service and teaching accomplishments.

    In addition to his many accomplishments, he has directed hundreds of theater productions at various regional and professional theaters, schools and universities, as well as for various organizations and companies.  He has also created and appeared in numerous one-man shown exploring the lives of P.T Barnum, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Primo Levi Michaelangelo, Sholom Aleichem, and others.  A trio of his critically acclaimed one-man musical tributes include That’s Amore:  A Tribute to Mr. Hollywood Musical – Harry Warren, Shades of Grey: A Musical Tribute to Joel Grey, and Courting the Jester: A Salute to Danny Kaye, which was re-worked and presented at Lincoln Center.

    Primo Levi was born in Turin, Italy in 1919, to a family of assimilated and fairly non-religious Jews with Spanish roots.  In 1943, he joined a band of partisans devoted to fighting Germans and Italian facists.  Levi spent 10 months at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and was liberated in 1945.  In 1977 he retired from his position as manager of a chemical factory in Turin, devoting himself exclusively to writing until the time of his controversial death on April 11, 1987 in the apartment building where he was born and eventually took up residence.  Levi is known for his novels and poetry collections such as If This Is a Man, The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When,  and The Drowned and the Saved.

    $10 suggested donation to attend.  Light refreshments will be served. Seats are limited; reservations are recommended.  RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

  • You’re Invited to The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s Tolerance Benefit: “Taste of Long Island” and Silent Auction Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

    Glen Cove, NY…  Experience a taste of Long Island’s best restaurants at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) annual Tolerance Benefit: “Taste of Long Island.”  This year’s benefit features a tasting event and silent auction on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY.  In addition, three middle and high-school students will be presented with the Friedlander Upstander Award.

    Bidding at the Silent Auction

    The Tolerance Benefit is a way for donors, volunteers, Holocaust Survivors and members of the community to join together to raise money in support of HMTC’s Holocaust, anti-bias and anti-bullying education programs. Those donations make it possible to provide transportation for school groups to visit HMTC’s world-class museum and to hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust Survivor and for nurses and law enforcement officers to participate in free training workshops.

    The Friedlander Upstander Award, presented by HMTC and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, is awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County middle school and high school students who have acted as Upstanders against bullying or intolerance in any of its forms. Recipients receive a $2,500 scholarship.

    The Tolerance Benefit is sponsored by Samar Hospitality, the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation, Stewart Title Associates, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, and Mojo-Stumer Associates. Other Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $135 a person and a ten-pack of tickets is available for $1,200. To make a donation or purchase tickets or a sponsorship online visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/tolerance2019.

    For more information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tickets, contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.